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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Asia Flying

Sunrise. Sunset. And everything in between...

Dodging tropical storms was a favorite pastime ...

But it did beat the alternative...

I'm on the final leg of my journey. Three days remaining and I'll be on my way home. I got some great flying this trip, as we've been single crew in and out of the south locations. My first leg I got the feel of flying her again as we landed in Bangkok, and then I kicked off all the automation going into Singapore. She really does fly like a plane and it was so much fun! As were the layovers...

A Thai massage, and reflexology in Bangkok. Sushi in Tokyo. Lounging by the pool, Chinese food and reflexology in Singapore. Life on the road has been filled with good food, cold beer and many laughs. When we arrived in Singapore the Autumn Festival was in progress. Dancing, singing and all sorts of food and festivities prevailed.

It's been many years since I've been to Singapore and so much has changed, with so many new buildings...

In case you're wondering what is on top of the building in the background... look again. It's a ship which hosts the local casino. For crew members, if you bring your passport they'll let you visit the top for free.

13 day trips are long, but they go by fast. Time really does fly when you're enjoying life.

~Enjoy the Journey!

XOX Karlene


  1. Wow Karlene it looks like an amazing, exhausting trip! The pictures almost make me feel like I'm with you. :)

  2. What a beautiful travelogue. Those pictures are wonderful. I can't decide which pulls me in more--the fascinating sights or that tranquil, beautiful pool a the hotel. Thanks for sharing!

  3. beautiful photos!!!!Nature photo is very awesome.Thank you very much for motivating me.i want to become pilot.I want to fly.haha!!
    Have a great day,Karlene san

  4. Very nice. Hope you tried the Pepper Crab!

  5. Awesome pictures! I had to take a second look at the woman with four arms. :)

  6. Hey really cool! My kind of blog! :) I really appreciate you sharing your travels around one of my favorite parts of the world. Hope to someday join you out there! :)

  7. Hi Karlene, that's the best part about flying - you get to see and experience so many diverse cultures & countries. By the way, the above photos are pictures of my home country - S'pore! Hope you had a great time in S'pore!
    Tricia Kato

  8. Heather and Linda, thank you both for your comments. I'm seeing us having a writers conference down that sometime!

  9. Jun, Thank you so much! Yes... one day you'll be flying and seeing these beautiful sights too!

  10. Hi D.B. We never did find Pepper Crab... but we found everything else.

  11. Hi Jessica, I had to take a double take too. They were great dancers!

  12. Daniel, it won't be long until you are joining me! And... very soon you'll have photos of your own flying your 757! Congratulations by the way!!!

  13. Tricia, that is the best part of flying for sure. I'm so fortunate to be able to visit cool places, and your home country. It's as clean and beautiful as ever! Thanks for the comment!


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